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Tom Shelly Executive Producer
Tom Shelly is executive producer of "The Baby Borrowers," NBC's intriguing new social experiment, based on the hit British program that asks five diverse teenage couples to experience adult life on fast forward.
In 1999, Shelly began as a senior producer on the first season of the hit reality skein "Survivor," and subsequently has traveled to exotic places all over the world with the Emmy Award-winning series. He moved up to supervising producer on "Survivor 2: The Australian Outback," "Survivor 3: Africa," and "Survivor 5: Thailand," and co-executive producer on "Survivor 7: Pearl Islands"and "Survivor 8: All Stars." Shelly served as executive producer on the six subsequent seasons, based in Vanuatu, Palau, Guatemala, Panama, the Cook Islands, and Fiji.
"Survivor" earned six 2001 primetime Emmy nominations, taking the honors for Outstanding Nonfiction programming (Special Class) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (single or multi-camera). The series was again nominated for four Emmys in 2002 and in 2003 and five more Emmys in 2004 and 2005. In January, 2004, "Survivor" won the award for Favorite Reality Based Television Program at the 30th Annual People's Choice Award, earning its fourth consecutive victory in a row (with a nomination for the 2005 awards). "Survivor: Pearl Islands" was nominated for the 2004 Producers Guild Award in the Reality/Game/Informational Series.
Previously, Shelly directed "Beetleborgs" and other small projects. He was a field director/producer on "The Eco-Challenge: British Columbia."
He was also a director/producer on "America's Most Wanted," and wrote, produced and/or directed several behind-the-scenes television specials.
He wrote and directed and/or produced the short films "Lessons to Remember" and the award-winning "City."
Shelly resides in Los Angeles.